RELIGIOUS MANIAC ESCAPEE

On this day …….. 12th of June 1896 Information has been received by the Wodonga police that a man named Patrick Sheridan, an inmate of the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, escaped from that institution on the 12th of June 1896. Sheridan is described as a man of 55 years of age, 8 feet high, with beard […]

BEACONSFIELD MURDER

ON THIS DAY…….. 12th June 1921 Two men were detained by the police on this day in 1921 on connection with the double murder at Beaconsfield, when an aged couple Mr. Frederick Sheard and his wife, were killed in their bed. The police also took into their possession a yellow motor-car.  

COLLINGWOOD MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

ON THIS DAY……… 12th June 1939 A finding that a motor-van that struck and killed Patrick White aged 55, of Otter St., Collingwood, on this day in 1939, had been driven negligently. He committed John Dingwall McGregor, dairy produce merchant, of Park Grove, Burnley, for trial on a charge of manslaughter. It was stated in […]

THREE MONTHS GAOL

On This Day ……. 12th June 1902 William Beecham was charged with vagrancy and awarded a term of three months in the Geelong gaol.

STRANGE COINCIDENCE AMONG THE GRAVES.

On this day …….. 12th of June 1910 A coincidence attended the landing at Grave Island on this day in 1910, of a boat party from the steamer Wakefield, who were searching for the missing steamer Waratah. Grave Island takes its name from the fact that several sailors are buried there. The boat party was […]